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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Moth Up-date North Carmarthenshire.

Well, continual torrential rain, high gales and cold nights here brought my mothing to a quick halt.

1st June - caught in my torch light in my garden on either dock or sorrel, Blood-vein moths.


                                                                Blood-vein (Timandra comae)

6 June - Corner security light used in my garden. This brought a lovely Bright-line Brown-eye.

                                                      Bright-line Brown-eye  Lacanobia oleracea

June 12 - Robinson Trap (mv 125)  in my garden. Damp and mild conditions. Trapped from 11.30pm until 1.30pm. This brought some nice new species. 

Including - 2 x Brussels Lace, 1 x Fan Foot, 3 x Heart and Dart, 1 x Double Line, 1 x Green Pug, 3 x Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, 1 x Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, 2 x Celepha lacunana, also new was the Lobster, absolutely thrilled with this one, what a beauty! 

Others included - Small Angle Shades, Flame, Marbled Minor, Beautiful Golden Y, Light Emerald, Mottled Beauty, Fox-glove Pug.


                                                                                     Stauropus fagi



 Happy trapping all.


  1. Some lovely photos there, Jacqueline.

  2. Yes, well done Jacqueline. We're keeping North Carmarthenshire on the map!

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  4. Thanks Steve, thanks Chris, yes we're doing well for the North, thankfully!